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Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming Indie games for 2012.

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From the 1st of December to the 21st we asked quite a bit of our community, we asked that you decide what indie games you thought were are the top dogs for 2012. We tallied up the votes for best upcoming indie games and arranged them into a top 5.

Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming Indies for 2012.



To qualify for the top 5, the game must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant update in 2012. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

Having actually won last years event Overgrowth receives an automatic an honorable mention, because you cannot win twice!


5Gloria Victis
The world of Middle Ages, in which magic is not a common tool but rather serves as elite force – its concept is based on the real world rites and beliefs of those times. Dedicated no-target system featuring virtual replicas of weapons in close combat, projectile and mounted fighting.

4Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life.

3Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
is a sandbox action-RPG strategy hybrid will take players on a journey into a fictional world of up-close and personal medieval combat on a huge scale, bigger, bloodier and more intense than ever before. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will build upon the popular Mount & Blade franchise bringing in many exciting and highly requested new features.

20 A.D.
is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy game of ancient warfare. It's a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of six ancient Western civilizations, from Iberia to Persia, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess. 0 A.D. will give players a rich and entertaining real-time gaming experience.

1Path of Exile
Exiled. Abandoned to fate in some God-forsaken land. The path you walk is a razors edge, where death awaits your first misstep. Enemies claw at you, gnashing their teeth or calling forth dark, demonic magics; at least one thing is certain: you will not go quietly, you will not die alone. Path of Exile combines bone-shattering, monster-slaying action with in-depth character customization.

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theflamingskunk
theflamingskunk

"... must have had a significant update in 2011."

That seems Logical....

And Overgrowth Links to some other Mod.

Nonetheless, Yummy Games.

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Henley Author
Henley

Fixed and fixed.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats to the top 5. Looks like we have a new trend! Looking forward to seeing these released.

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Musaab
Musaab

Three cheers for Path of Exile :)

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Ketjow3
Ketjow3

Congratulations to All! Path of Exile worth 1st place.

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rgkimball
rgkimball

That experience map is mind-blowingly complex.

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ZéTuga
ZéTuga

skill map...

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rgkimball
rgkimball

You know what I meant.

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ZéTuga
ZéTuga

TRUE

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reok
reok

congrats to everyone!

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IvanErtlov
IvanErtlov

Very worthy TOP 5. Congrats to everyone involved in one of the games!

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

great work and congrats to all! im glad 0ad made it its an awesome game and concept :)

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SpudOfDoom
SpudOfDoom

Thoroughly well-deserved acknowledgement for all these games.

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Jog
Jog

We are overfilled with joy that we have earned ourselves the fifth place!
Thank you!

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[A]Doppler
[A]Doppler

Good job chaps!

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ShrikeGFX
ShrikeGFX

I don't understand how Mount & Blade gets the third place , they have not even a proof of concept, and that among 4 other games being very far in development ?

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Henley Author
Henley

Ask the thousands of fans, I am sure they will tell you why they are excited for the game.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Vaporware tends to be strong in gathering followers but that doesn't mean it actually gets anywhere. Now I'm not accusing that project of being vaporware just saying that gathering lots of vote-lemmings doesn't equal automatically to a to-be-released or good game.

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ShrikeGFX
ShrikeGFX

I see, odd tho. Congrats to the winners anyways! :P

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Tascha
Tascha

Grats. Very exciting upcoming games :)

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Pabo
Pabo

Glad to see 0 A.D. as an open-source community project in the Top 5. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Mobius_Suibom
Mobius_Suibom

Well deserved win for Path of Exile, the game is already a masterpiece.

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ChrPunx
ChrPunx

Your game is great, I think you guys deserved the first prize

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Guest
Guest

wow

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rogervanzant
rogervanzant

Moddb and Indie should make longer videos for this series. I really would like to see professional videos like this but explaining why each game deserves to be on Top 5 :) instead of the complete silence waiting for the next video to show. Is the voice actor that expensive?

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Henley Author
Henley

So you think 10 videos is not enough and you want them to be more detailed? I'm only one person...

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rogervanzant
rogervanzant

Anyways, glad to see free games on the top list.

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fragfest2012
fragfest2012

@Henley/Indiedb staff, you should release a list of all the Top 100 and their final place in the rankings, so that there is more than just the top 5. I know that I want to know where I stood in the final tally (my game was in the Top 100).

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3dRobbo
3dRobbo

I +1 this, because even though its good to give only the top 5/ top 10, it would be very helpful for the games that have just fallen short list to be mentioned. People then will be able to see where all of the games stand in relation to each other for the year and.

Basically I think it would help the less popular games get kudos for all the effort they put in over the past year, Even if they are ranks 90th place or something like that. Something to motivate people for next year.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Would love to see where we placed but can imagine it would be a huge undertaking and not every game has media prepared or could possibly complain of media that was available. Coordinating something like that would be very time consuming and though while I'd like people to see where we placed as did other games I can imagine that time being better spent on the future of IndieDB/ModDB/SlideDB. Course that's just my point of view.

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rgkimball
rgkimball

I think they're just looking for a list.

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fragfest2012
fragfest2012

Yea, I am just talking about a simple list. No media, promotion, etc needed, just a list.

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turtleman101
turtleman101

O.A.D should have been number 1:C

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Alexandros94
Alexandros94

The guy speaking needs to have more emotion in here voice. This is the most boring and emotionless top 5 or top anything I have ever listened too...

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psykljudet
psykljudet

A Machine for Pigs should have been number 1. still good to see it

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

Can not wait for 5, 4, and 3 :)

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ZéTuga
ZéTuga

Path of Exile is permadeath only if you want....

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JRPGmaniac
JRPGmaniac

First of all congratulations to Path of Exile I think it was obvious that this will be the winner :) second I want to say that although PoE described as indie game for me it kick's Diablo 3's butt for fun a game made from Blizzard a multibillion dollar company & that say a lot for how low Blizzard fall, THE END.

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DonBre
DonBre

Bannerlord for the win.

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